Monday, October 13, 2014

Something for Every Interest at the Library

This is the weekly column that is published by the Dakota County Star.

Something for Every Interest at the Library

Nancy Gillis Speaks at Writer to Writer:  Nancy Gillis will speak on writing book reviews at this month’s Writer to writer meeting on Saturday October 18th at 10:00 a.m.

Nancy Gillis, of Cherokee/Muskogee/Choctaw heritage, is the retired CEO of the John Neihardt Foundation. Gillis joined the Foundation in May 1997 with experience in education and corporate administration. She regularly speaks to schools and civic groups on the work of John Neihardt, and has served on the faculty at Nebraska Indian Community College. First arriving to Nebraska in 1987 to work with the Winnebago Tribe for the Reformed Church in America, she served on that denomination’s Native American Council and Commission for Race and Ethnicity. She has also been the recipient of a fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution to take part in Diversity Leadership and Museums training in Washington, D.C. She currently serves on the board of the Nebraska Folk Life Network, and the Nebraska State Historic Preservation Society.

The second hour of the program will be dedicated to writing news and opportunities, as well as reading and critiquing the things we have written.

Club 745.5 Learns Stamp Printing:  Club 745.5 attendees will learn how to create greeting cards through rubber stamp printing.  The art of using rubber stamps to print is an old one, having been surpassed by other forms of printing, is still a stirring tactile experience.  The group will make greeting cards with rubber stamps.  This class will be held on Thursday October 17th at 6:30 p.m., and Friday October 18th at 10:30 a.m.

A Visit from the Siouxland Humane Society:  October is Adopt a Shelter Pet Month.  In conjunction with this the library is proud to welcome our friends at the Siouxland Humane Society, who will talk about pet care and have some furry friends with them.  This program is held on Friday October 17th at 1:30 p.m.

Cover to Cover book club will discuss Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins on Monday October 13th at 3:00 p.m. 

Tangled Yarns is held on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Know Your Computer (Tuesday 10/14, 10:00 a.m.):  Would you like to learn the very basics of your computer? How about increase your computer vocabulary? This class will teach the very basics of computer knowledge. It will let you feel confident in knowing what all the components are on your computer.

Keyboard and Mouse Skills (Tuesday 10/14, 11:00 a.m.):  Double-click, Right-click, Scroll… If you get overwhelmed by knowing what all to do and when to do it with your computer mouse, step into this class and learn! Your mouse and keyboard are the ways you communicate with your computer; the more you know the more you can make your computer work for you!

Pinterest:  (Tuesday 10/14, 2:00 p.m.):  Learn how fun and practical pinning can be.

Windows Basics (Tuesday 10/14, 1:00 p.m.):  We will start at the very beginning of Windows 7 with an introduction to the Desktop, Start Menu and the all new Taskbar.

Windows 2 (10/14, 2:00 p.m.): With this class we will build on the knowledge of Windows Basic and learn more about the Start Menu, where you can launch any programs installed on your computer and also search for files (pictures, videos and music) We’ll also demonstrate how to “pin” your favorite programs to the Start Menu or Taskbar.

Microsoft Word I (Tuesday 10/14, 6:00 p.m.):  We want you to become familiar with Microsoft Word 2007, so to begin we will start with basic terminology, how to accomplish everyday tasks such as creating a new document, saving a document, spell checking, change text and printing.

PowerPoint I (Thursday 10/16, 10:00 a.m.): Learn how to navigate between the different views in PowerPoint. Discover different templates, drawing tools, and slide master. Attendees will create a brief PowerPoint presentation.  

PowerPoint II (Thursday 10/16, 11:00 a.m.):  In this class, you will learn how to add graphics, animation, transitions, sounds, and charts to a PowerPoint presentation. Attendees need to have basic PowerPoint skills before attending this class.

Have a great week and read a good book.

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